The Head Start program at the Helen Rosas Center in Hawaiian Gardens received a generous donation in the amount of $5,000 from the Irving Moskowitz Foundation. Head Start provides child development program that is designed to meet the educational, emotional, social, health, and nutritional needs of children and their families. This program’s focus goes beyond a pre-school education. Its goal is not only prepare children from grammar school, but also empower children and their families and bring about social competence that will allow them to adapt to the present environment and learn to deal with the responsibilities from both school and life. The program provides children of low-income families with access to resources and protection of their rights and interests. The Head Start Program and the Irving Moskowitz Foundation share a strong partnership that with the collaboration from both groups this program continues to serves hundredths of children and their families in the Hawaiian Gardens community.
Foundation President Cherna Moskowitz is an avid advocate for education and programs designed to empower families. President Cherna Moskowitz strongly believes that a child’s success in the classroom begins with a strong and healthy family. With her philanthropist philosophy, Mrs. Cherna Moskowitz understands the importance of providing children and their families with the skills and tools to strengthen the family component and become productive citizens of this society. It is important to Mrs. Cherna Moskowitz that the foundation continues to support organizations such as Head Start and recognizes that the monetary contributions made to this program helps make a difference in the lives of many children and their families. The majority of the Foundation’s donations are geared to help provide funding directed towards programs for children in low-income areas such as the city of Hawaiian Gardens.
The Irving Moskowitz Foundation is committed to provide assistance to organizations that help build strong communities and provide social and educational programs that help better prepare families to succeed. Study have shown that children who receive a pre-school education are better prepared for grammar school and do better academically then those children who do not receive a pre-school education. For the children in Hawaiian Gardens the Head Start program is not only an important start before entering grammar school, but also an important resource that provides social, health and nutritional information that is invaluable to the many families the program serves.